Watchdogs Urge More Disclosure of Expenditures by Political Committees in Comments on FEC Rule

Today, Democracy 21 joined the Campaign Legal Center in filing comments with the Federal Election Commission supporting a draft rule interpreting disclosure requirements for political committee expenditures and urging the Commission to require even more detailed disclosure of payments by a committee’s vendor to subvendors on behalf of that committee.

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“Straw Company” Complaints to FEC & DOJ Supplemented With Additional Information Regarding Funder & FreedomWorks’ Role

Today, Democracy 21 joined the Campaign Legal Center in supplementing complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding possible violations of campaign finance law by two companies seemingly created for the purpose of funneling $12 million to the Super PAC FreedomWorks for America while hiding the identity of the donor.  …

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Democracy 21 Joins With Campaign Legal Center in Challenging Effort by 501(c)(4) Group to Obtain FEC Approval to Evade Law

Democracy 21 joined The Campaign Legal Center today in filing comments at the FEC opposing  an attempt by American Future Fund (AFF), a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) group, to get approval to use federal candidates and their committees to solicit unlimited contributions through joint fundraising efforts with the section 501(c)(4) group, and with super PACs and related entities.     …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center File FEC Complaint Against Rep. Schock for $25K Solicitation of Majority Leader Cantor for Super PAC Donation

Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center File FEC Complaint Against Rep. Schock for $25K Solicitation of Majority Leader Cantor for Super PAC Donation Today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) for his illegal solicitation of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to …

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FEC Reminded it has No Authority to Strike Down Contribution Limits in Filing by the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21

The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed comments today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), reminding the commission that it has no authority to strike down statutory aggregate contribution limits, or any other laws passed by Congress, as requested by Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2012-14.  The AOR filed on behalf of Shaun McCutcheon asks …

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Reform Groups Join over 25,000 Americans in Call for President Obama to Replace Lame Duck Commissioners at the FEC

Americans for Campaign Reform – Campaign Legal Center CREW – Common Cause CREDO Action Network – Democracy 21 League of Women Voters – MapLight Public Campaign – Public Citizen United Republic – U.S. PIRG   In a letter sent to President Barack Obama today reform groups joined over 25,000 Americans in a renewed call to …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center File Comments at FEC Opposing Orwellian Request from Rove-Backed Group to Declare Ads Coordinated with Candidates to be Uncoordinated Ads

On October 28, 2011, American Crossroads, a federally registered political committee backed by Republican political operative Karl Rove, submitted an Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) to the FEC. The AOR brazenly requested the Commission to find that ads by American Crossroads to promote candidates that would be “fully coordinated” with the candidates and would even have …

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FEC Urged to Reject Senator Lee’s Attempt to Create a “Super Leadership PAC” in Comments Filed by Campaign Legal Center & Democracy 21

Today the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, filed comments with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), urging the Commission to reject an advisory opinion request  submitted by the Constitutional Conservatives Fund PAC (“CCF”), Senator Michael Shumway Lee’s (R-UT) Leadership PAC seeking to fundraise in a manner clearly prohibited by existing law. Senator Lee’s Leadership PAC asks the Commission …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Call for FEC and Justice Department Investigations of Additional $1 Million Contributions to Pro-Romney Super PAC

Today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called on the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department to investigate whether two $1 million contributions made by two different Utah corporations to Restore Our Future, a Pro-Romney Super PAC, violated the campaign finance laws. The groups filed their wrote to the Justice Department requesting an …

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